Our Epworth League picnic was a success so far as having plenty of provisions and a good time. Our exercises were brief, for we had relied upon our brothers who failed to be with us from Detroit. Tuesday morning before the break of day, we heard "the patter of the rain falling down" and how gently it came not flooding the earth, but giving new vigor to the crops needing it. The pastures still green from the drought break - iug shower, but not growing for the want of more rain, has received the blessing from Heaven. John G-reeninan and Ralph Breining have returned from their recent trip to Oil City, Penn. The ladies aid society of Willis held their annual meeting Wednesday af ter noon at the church. A new doctor is the latest arrival at Willis. He is Dr. Poote, of Ann Arbor. If the new doctor is a good physician,we are surely pleased. We are told that he intends building here and making it his permanent home. His headquarters will be at the Kimball house, where he will surely find an agreeable landlord and wife. We hope a prosperous and suocessful business will be his portion. The Epworth league will give an ice cream lawn social on Friday evening August 9, on the Kimball house grounds. St. John's church at Whittaker have a dinner Th'nrsday tfternoon in Deacon Child's woods. Six couples of iads and lassies from three towuships started last Friday to camp out on tho shores of old lake Brie. The farmers of Augusta, and as many more as wish to unite with them, will hold a grove and basket picnic one-half mile north of Willis in William Th on i's woods, the last Wednesday of this month.